Monday 20 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Theatre Review: Translunar Paradise (Theatre Ad Infinitum)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Theatre Reviews

Avant Garde expressionism works wonders in George Mann’s existential production that tackles death through surrealist movement theatre. Kim Heron, George Mann and Deborah Pugh are exceptional during a 70-minute production which suggests death can be as freeing as it is oppressive. Using face masks to forge an instant relation between life and death, youth and old age, the production is an apt, subtle and decadent portrait of love and loss. Somewhat jumping upon the Zeitgeist with its stylish silence; the performance entirely omits spoken word and relies on minimal props, tight choreography and the juxtaposition between face and masked figure to express its eternal themes. This production, encapsulating so much that is en vogue, ought to, by rights , achieve notoriety in no time at all.

Pleasance Dome,  1-27 Aug, 5.25pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Adam Bloodworth]

OR READ MORE ABOUT: |

  • Three To See ED2015: Theatrical Comedy
  • Penny Ashton: With a little help from Ms Austen
  • Stuart Bowden: Reversing into the Fringe
  • Three To See ED2015: A Trio Of Dragon Shows
  • Three To See ED2015: Delectable Duos
  • ThreeWeeks returns to help you navigate Edinburgh’s big three weeks
  •